July 30, 2016

Zedoary

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What other names is Zedoary known by?

Amomum zedoaria, Cedoaria, Cetoal, Curcuma Sauvage, Curcuma zedoaria, E-Zhu, Essence de Zédoaire, Gingembre Bâtard, Herbe à l'Estomac, Huile de Zédoaire, Indian Arrowroot, Kua, Rhizome de Zédoaire, Round Zedoary, Sati, Shati, Temu Kuning, Temu Putih, Zedoaire, Zédoaire, Zedoaria, Zedoarie Rhizoma, Zedoary Oil, Zedoary Turmeric, Zedoary Turmeric Oil, Zitwer, Zitwerwirtzelstock, ZTO.

What is Zedoary?

Zedoary is a plant. The underground stem (rhizome) is used to make medicine.

Traditional methods for preparing zedoary involve washing it with lots of water to remove most of the protein and water-soluble nutrients. The rinsing is also supposed to remove a poison that is yet to be identified.

Zedoary is used for colic, spasms, loss of appetite, and indigestion. Some people also use it for anxiety, stress, fatigue, and pain and swelling (inflammation).

Zedoary is sometimes applied directly to the skin to keep mosquitoes away.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Colic.
  • Spasms.
  • Improving appetite and digestion.
  • Inflammation.
  • Anxiety and stress.
  • Fatigue.
  • Use as a mosquito repellent.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of zedoary for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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